CIMA

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Certificate in Business Accounting

CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING (CERT BA)

Do you want a career in Accountancy?
Would you like to lead in Industry Finance?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants are specialists in finance for industry and commerce.

96% of the FTSE top 100 companies employ CIMA Accountants

CIMA is recognised in 179 countries worldwide

Your CIMA accountancy door opens with CIMA BA

The CIMA qualification is split into 4 levels

CERT BA – Launching July 2021

Professional

Operational – Management – Strategic Launching 2022

CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING- (CERT BA)

Want to become a Chartered Accountant?

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CERT BA) is the perfect entry into the business world of accountancy. No prior knowledge, experience or qualifications are required, just a good command of English and business mathematics.

You are required to complete the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting as an entry requirement to the CIMA Professional levels unless you are already AAT qualified or hold an accountancy degree.

The CIMA Cert BA is available for immediate study. Once enrolled we should have you studying within 4-5 days.

Average salary after the CERT BA – £30,000

Average salary as a Chartered Management Accountant – £63,000+

Average completion time CERT BA – 1 YEAR

Average completion time CIMA PROFESSIONAL LEVELS – 3-4 years

Career after completing CERT BA

Trainee Accountant – Credit Control – Purchase or Sales ledger roles

The CERT BA qualification is your stepping-stone to unleashing your true business potential.

The qualification will teach you more than the basics of accounting.

You will learn:

Business Economics

Management Accounting

Financial Accounting

Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Course Content:
The course comprises of four mandatory subjects. You must pass all subjects to gain the CIMA CERT BA qualification:

BA1 – Fundamentals of Business Economic

Focuses on the economic and operating context of business and how the factors of competition, the behaviour of financial markets and government economic policy can influence an organisation. It also deals with the information available to assist management in evaluating and forecasting the behaviour of consumers, markets and the economy in general.

Students will gain an understanding of the areas of economic activity relevant to an organisation’s decisions and, within this context, the numerical techniques to support such decisions.

Summary of syllabus

Each subject is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics.

A percentage weighting as seen to the left, is shown against each syllabus topic and is intended as a guide to the proportion of study time each topic requires.

It is essential that all topics in the syllabus are studied, as all topics will be examined.

Syllabus Weighting BA 1

25% – a) Macroeconomics and institutional context of business

30% – b) Macroeconomics and organisational context of business

20% – c) Informational context of business

25% – d) Financial context of business

BA2 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting

This subject identifies the position of the management accountant within organisations and the role of CIMA. The subject portrays the role of management accounting in the contexts of commercial and public sector bodies and its wider role in society.

The identification and classification of costs and their behaviour provides the basis for understanding and applying the tools and techniques needed to plan, control and make decisions. Budgetary control requires the setting of targets and standards which then allow the performance of organisations to be reported and analysed by the calculation of variances. Investment appraisal, break-even analysis and profit maximisation are used to inform both long and short-term decision making.

Summary of syllabus

Each subject is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics.

A percentage weighting is shown against each syllabus topic and is intended as a guide to the proportion of study time each topic requires.

It is essential that all topics in the syllabus are studied, as all topics will be examined.

Syllabus Weighting

10% – a) The context of Management Accounting

25% – b) Costing

30% – c) Planning & Control

35% – d) Decision & Control

BA3 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

The main objective of this subject is to obtain a practical understanding of financial accounting and the process behind the preparation of financial statements for single entities.

These statements are prepared within a conceptual and regulatory framework requiring an understanding of the role of legislation and of accounting standards. The need to understand and apply necessary controls for accounting systems, and the nature of errors is also covered. There is an introduction to measuring financial performance with the calculation of basic ratios.

Summary of syllabus

Each subject is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics.

A percentage weighting is shown against each syllabus topic and is intended as a guide to the proportion of study time each topic requires.

It is essential that all topics in the syllabus are studied, as all topics will be examined.

Syllabus Weighting

10% – a) Accounting principles concepts and regulations

25% – b) Recording accounting transactions

30% – c) Preparation of accounts for single entities

10% – d) Analysis of financial statements

BA4 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2017 syllabus)

The learning outcomes reflects the professional standards to be demonstrated for the benefit of all stakeholders. The place of ethics and ethical conflict is an essential for commercial activity. Ethics is more than just knowing the rules around confidentiality, integrity and objectivity. It includes the role of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and audit; and their increasing impact in the management of organisations.

Wherever business is conducted the legal and administrative framework underpins commercial activity. With this in mind, the areas of contract law, employment law, administration and management of companies is considered.

Each subject is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics. A percentage weighting is shown against each syllabus topic and is intended as a guide to the proportion of study time each topic requires.

It is essential that all topics in the syllabus are studied, as all topics will be examined.

Syllabus Weighting

30% – a) Business ethics and ethical conflict

45% – b) Corporate governance, controls and corporate social responsibility

15% – c) General principles of the legal system, conflict and employment law

10% – d) Company administration

Your Study

Gold Edge Training are renowned for their bespoke learning packages, 1-2-1 teaching support and for our exceptionally high student pass rates.

How Do We Do It?

It’s simple, we collate the best learning components to deliver the best learning experience.

We recognise that Kaplan produce the best resources as they are the official CIMA publishers. We partner with them to license those top of the range recorded lecture resources called On Demand.

We then add to this, our bespoke teacher support and our flexible end date learning to deliver the optimum learning experience. Our students love the way our programmes work.

Our exceptional exam results prove our course formula is top of the class.

The On Demand Online Resources:

The On Demand resources are award winning. The resources are structured and easy to follow. The course consists of topic focused learning modules, containing tutor-led bite-sized lecture videos. There are engaging activities throughout that are designed for effective online learning and the programme is integrated throughout taking you from early learning to exam readiness.

Every module and topic has been through a detailed instructional design process, which means each element of learning has been considered for ‘how to best explain each area and cement your understanding of the subject’.

On Demand Resources cont.

The resources includes a variety of concise learning formats such as bite-sized tutor-led lectures, and activities to help link topics together. Every module is scripted and links on screen animations with graphics found within your integrated workbook. This provides a high-quality online learning experience, which is so much more than a recorded tutor session or even a tutor narrating highlighted textbook visuals.

You can enrol any day of the year and we should have you studying within 3-4 days or sooner, depending on how long it takes for your books to arrive. We recognise that no two learners, study at the same pace or have the same flexible free time. For this reason, we give you up to 2 year to complete the course. You won’t take nearly that long even if you studied 2 hours a week, but its nice to know no one is pressuring you, you are learn at your own pace.

Pass Guarantee
Our On Demand courses are complete courses, which includes tuition, revision and exam preparation. The courses come with a Pass Guarantee. If you are unsuccessful, the Pass Guarantee will give you FREE access to more teacher support.

Follow the programme and teacher guidance and you will pass.

Assessments

Format:

Computer based

Availability:

On demand at any of the 5,500 Pearson VUE centres around the world

Length:

2 hours

Questions:

BA1, BA2 and BA3 each contain 60 objective test questions, while BA4 contains 85 objective test questions.

Marking:

Computer marked

Results:

Provisional result available immediately followed by confirmation no more than 48 hours later

Further information
Objective Tests are comprised of a range of items including short multiple choice questions, number entry questions, drag and drop questions and other formats. In BA2 and BA3 short scenarios may be given to which one or more objective test questions relate.

Grading
For the Certificate in Business Accounting objective tests you need to get a scaled score of 100, with 150 being the maximum available.

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BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

CIMA Full Package – Cert BA1 to BA4

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Save £216 when you pay in full at enrolment

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Instalment plan option

First Instalment £429 followed by 12 x monthly payments of £107.25
Total paid £1,716

First instalment £429

First instalment includes course registration and examination fees paid to ATHE. All future instalments will be taken monthly on the same day as enrolment

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